USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.
The ACC announced Tuesday a series of scheduling changes that would lead Notre Dame, Clemson and Miami (Florida) to play nine-game conference schedules as a way to streamline the path to the league championship.
The changes also mean the Fighting Irish are a lock to make the title game.
In voting to approve the plan, the league’s athletics directors voted “to preserve the integrity” of the ACC championship game, the conference said.
The Fighting Irish, Tigers and Hurricanes are the only ACC teams with fewer than three losses in ACC play and the only three teams capable of reaching the conference championship game, which is scheduled Dec. 19.
No. 2 Notre Dame is 9-0 overall and 8-0 in the ACC. No. 3 Clemson is 8-1 and 7-1, with the loss coming in overtime to the